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Huge Anterior Mediastinal Teratoma Leading to Orthopnea in a Young Patient

Vikas Deep Goyal, Gaurav Misra, Subhra Kumari, Sudipta Bera

Keywords : Anterior mediastinum, Mature cystic teratoma, Orthopnea, Surgical management

Citation Information : Goyal VD, Misra G, Kumari S, Bera S. Huge Anterior Mediastinal Teratoma Leading to Orthopnea in a Young Patient. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2022; 64 (4):307-310.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11007-0046

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 05-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The anterior mediastinal cysts and masses (AMCM) can be of varied origin and presentation. Although the space in the mediastinum is limited the cysts and masses can grow to a large size before the presentation. They displace the adjacent structures and then can grow into the pleural cavities thereby acquiring a large size. We share our experience of a case of a huge anterior mediastinal cystic mass in a young female who had a characteristic presentation of sudden onset breathlessness in the supine position and immediate relief in the sitting position. The patient recovered well after surgical treatment.

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